Wednesday - October 22, 1997
Maureen was absent today, again. It wasn't too bad this time, though. I
was already prepared (in theory anyway) for all three classes. So when I
didn't see Maureen first hour, I wasn't too worried.
The classes themself were fairly standard. In Algebra II, I lectured
on systems of equations. Apparently, they had covered that in Algebra I
and it "came back" to a few of them. In any event, they all seemed to
be doing the homework right. We'll see tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, I am going to give a quiz in Algebra II. It
seems that Lois' Algebra II class is performing under-par and she wants
to evaluate/punish them with this quiz. I don't think the quiz was that
bad, so I'm going to give it my class. They should do okay on it.
In both sections of Geometry, I just had them split up into groups
and do their thing. There are a few students in each class that are just
not getting it, though. Since this is the "easy" section, I'm wondering
if we should slow down a little. I'm going to talk to Maureen about this
I covered solving equations with variables on both sides of the
equation in Algebra I. 4th hour caught on quickly and class zipped on
by. I felt like strangling half of 5th hour. I don't know if it was
the weather, some collective mood, or what... what I do know is that I
had to spend much too much time keeping them relatively quiet. Even
the normally "good" kids were talking. I think I'm going to have to
change around the room, again...